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Behind the scenes of UB’s Haunted Union

10/30/16 9:40pm | By Miranda Albini

The Haunted Union is a transformation of our everyday space into a spooky, terrifying maze.

“It was actually scarier than I thought it would be,” said Austin Nagelhout, a sophomore media study major. “I thought since it was a low-budget school event it wouldn’t be that fun, but I really enjoyed it.”

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A new generation of poets

10/30/16 9:06pm | By Max Kalnitz

After working for 32 years and personally bringing in more than two and a half million dollars in grant money, Michael Basinski, curator of UB’s poetry collection, is retiring.

UB has one of the largest collections of poetry in the nation, including original manuscripts and unpublished works by some of the world’s most renowned poets.

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The grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/23/16 5:02pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Brooklyn-based indie group Lucius will be playing at Babeville this week. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, whose lo-fi pop approach is very much compelling, head Lucius.

The band is touring to promote their second album Good Grief, which was released in March to moderate acclaim. The album features infectious lyrics and instrumentation on songs like “Born Again Teen” and “Gone Insane.”

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UB student turns ambition into clothing company

10/13/16 12:50pm | By Miranda Albini

Partially Normal Clothing Company started off as a joke, but soon turned into a business.

UB student Brendan Cox, a junior economics major, his brother Evan Cox, and Ryan Thompson, an integrated marketing communications major at John Carroll University, were hanging out when they thought of starting their own business. The idea of starting a clothing company was a conversation over winter break that later turned into reality.

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The Grapevine

10/09/16 10:13pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Whether you have a taste in conscious rap or death-metal, there’s something for everyone that’s only a short drive away. Stick around Queen City and kick back with a few friends at some of these marvelous musical offerings.

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The Grapevine

The Grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/02/16 5:19pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

It’s that time of year again – the turn from September to October marks the beginning of a lot of fall festivities. However, fall doesn’t mark the end of summer’s wide range of concerts to attend. This week we have rock stars, a jazz group and other multi-genre artists stopping by the Buffalo area to perform. Forget the outdoor activities for a moment and head indoors to see some great live artists.

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